2014 Nissan Versa Note S 1.6 gas from North America

Summary:

Great for the budget conscious owner

Faults:

Nothing so far, but I have only had it for a few months.

General Comments:

I was going to consider buying a more upscale used car, but I have had many used cars and did not want to get into a car with possible big problems, so for an affordable price I went with this no frills compact car.

Pros of my base model manual transmission Versa Note:

- Lots of interior space

- The manual gearbox allows you to get the most power out of the small engine.

- Looks good to me, although it is subjective (does not look as cheap as you might think).

- Steering feel and turning radius are excellent.

- Fuel economy is excellent, especially on the highway.

- Brakes seem good so far (strong enough for a quick stop).

- Lots of storage space in the front.

- Very spacious back seats for passengers.

- Excellent visibility with only a tiny blind spot.

- Comes standard with a locking gas cover

- I went on a few longer trips, and it was comfortable and feels good on the highway with little noise.

- Gas tank is tiny, seems like the designers might have made it smaller to crank out all the inside space.

Cons:

- The manual does not come with keyless entry.

- My model did not come with a hatch release button; you can only open it by turning the key, which I was not expecting, nor was I warned LOL (my biggest gripe).

- There is no mirror on the passenger side sun visor on the base model LOL.

- Both sun visors are much too tiny to properly block the sun. This should be changed on the next year model for safety reasons.

- The car came with heated and powered side mirrors, but I would have rather had a button on the inside to release the trunk.

Final note: Great value since I just finished school and have a budget; it beats taking the bus, but you're not going to be taking big dates out in this. It is A to B travel, no frills, but affordable!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2014